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Elster Cycle Trail - explore and enjoy

The route begins in Asch in Bohemia. Then there are 74 kilometres through Thuringia, from Greiz to Crossen. The picturesquely located town of Greiz, famous for its parks and castle and known as the “Pearl of Vogtland”, was the centre of the …

  • Start: Greiz
  • Ziel: Crossen
  • Schwierigkeitsgrad: Medium
  • Wegelänge: 250 km
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Gera Cycle Trail - The town tour

This tour covers a total of 75 kilometres and begins in the Thuringian Forest UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, at Schmücke directly by the Rennsteig at a height of 916 metres (direct link to the Rennsteig Cycle Trail). From here, it d…

  • Start: Schmücke/Gehlberg
  • Ziel: Gebesee
  • Schwierigkeitsgrad: Easy to medium
  • Wegelänge: 75 km
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Harz Circular Trail

The circular trail around Germany’s most northern low mountains has a total of 400 kilometres in length. 35 kilometres run through Thuringia. Beginning at the state border with Saxony-Anhalt between the Harz villages of Rottleberode and Stem…

  • Start: Stempeda
  • Ziel: Ellrich
  • Schwierigkeitsgrad: Easy to medium
  • Wegelänge: 310 km
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Ilm Valley Cycle Trail ****

Start at the Vesser Valley-Thuringian Forest UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in Allzunah and cycle via Stützerbach and Ilmenau, famous as a university town and town of Goethe, with two Goethe museums, to Langewiesen (show mine, Heinse Hou…

  • Start: Allzunah/Rennsteig
  • Ziel: Kaatschen-Weichau
  • Schwierigkeitsgrad: Easy to medium
  • Wegelänge: 123 km
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Rennsteig Cycle Trail

Untouched nature and places of historical interest are the special features of this 195-kilometre route from Hörschel near Eisenach through the Thuringian Forest Nature Park and the Slate Mountains to Blankenstein. Cyclists can visit at…

  • Start: Hörschel
  • Ziel: Blankenstein
  • Schwierigkeitsgrad: Medium to difficult
  • Wegelänge: 200 km
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Rhön Cycle Trail - in the land of open expanses

The Rhön Cycle Trail connects the three federal states in the UNESCO Rhön biosphere reserve. The starting point is Bad Salzungen in the Thuringian Rhön region, where it is worth visiting the SOLEWELT, the baths with strong bri…

  • Start: Bad Salzungen
  • Ziel: Motzlar
  • Schwierigkeitsgrad: Easy
  • Wegelänge: 180 km
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River Leine - Heath Cycle Trail - nature and history

This cycle trail runs for 413 kilometres along the river Leine, of which 38 kilometres are in the Thuringian Eichsfeld region. Wooded hill ridges, colourful field orchards and picturesque small towns and villages characterise this t…

  • Start: Leinefelde-Worbis
  • Ziel: Kirchgandern
  • Schwierigkeitsgrad: Medium
  • Wegelänge: 413 km
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River Saale Cycle Trail - sometimes wild, sometimes dreamily romantic

In Thuringia, the cycle tour on the River Saale Cycle Trail begins in the village of Sparnberg near the former inner German border. Then, cycling through wonderful low mountain country, you pass the Bleiloch Reservoir and finally arrive at t…

  • Start: Sparnberg
  • Ziel: Kaatschen-Weichau
  • Schwierigkeitsgrad: Medium to difficult
  • Wegelänge: 409 km
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River Unstrut Cycle Trail

The Unstrut Cycle Trail is just about 200 kilometres in length and begins in Eichsfeld at the source of the Unstrut near Kefferhausen. Via Dingelstädt, Horsmar and Dachrieden, you cycle through Reisersche Valley to the old imperial town…

  • Start: Spring of Unstrut near Kefferhausen
  • Ziel: Wiehe
  • Schwierigkeitsgrad: Easy to medium
  • Wegelänge: 200 km
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Rivers Unstrut-Werra Cycle Trail

This cycle trail is 113 kilometres long and links the rivers Unstrut and Werra. The starting-point is the old salt town of Artern (district of Schönfeld). At the cyclists' bridge, the Unstrut-Werra cycle trail has a direct …

  • Start: Artern OT Schönfeld
  • Ziel: Diedorf
  • Schwierigkeitsgrad: Easy to medium
  • Wegelänge: 113 km
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Thuringian Chain-of-Towns Long-Distance Cycle Trail - experience cultural history

Eisenach is the starting-point or end of this route covering about 225 kilometres right across Thuringia. High above the town towers Wartburg Fortress (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Here Saint Elisabeth lived, Luther translated the New Testam…

  • Start: Eisenach oder Altenburg
  • Ziel: Eisenach oder Altenburg
  • Schwierigkeitsgrad: Easy to medium
  • Wegelänge: 225 km
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Werra Valley Cycle Trail - river cycling is pure enjoyment!

200 kilometres of the Werra Valley Cycle Trail run through Thuringia. From the two Werra sources by the Rennsteig in the Thuringian Forest Nature Park, the route takes you via Hildburghausen to Vessra Monastery. The half-timbered houses of t…

  • Start: Neuhaus
  • Ziel: Lindewerra
  • Schwierigkeitsgrad: Medium to difficult
  • Wegelänge: 300 km
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Feininger Cycle Trail

The trail begins at the Bauhaus University, the former Bauhaus building complex in Geschwister-Scholl-Strasse in Weimar. Feininger taught here from 1919 until 1925. The artist's first studio was in the direct vicinity at Bauhausstrasse 7…

  • Start: Weimar
  • Ziel: Weimar
  • Schwierigkeitsgrad:
  • Wegelänge: 28 km
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Hainich National Park Yellow Route

The Yellow Route runs directly through the Hainich National Park from Creuzburg to Bad Langensalza and primarily consists of little-used by-roads and agricultural tracks.

In Creuzburg, the Cycle Trail begins at the…

  • Start: Creuzburg
  • Ziel: Bad Langensalza
  • Schwierigkeitsgrad: Medium
  • Wegelänge: 37 km
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Hercules-Wartburg Cycle Trail

Spend an active holiday in one of Germany's most beautiful low mountain regions.

Over a distance of 215 km, the Cycle Trail links Kassel's major landmark, the imposing Hercules statue, with the world-famous Wartbur…

  • Start: Ifta
  • Ziel: Wartburg bei Eisenach
  • Schwierigkeitsgrad: Easy to medium
  • Wegelänge: 215 km
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Laura Cycle Trail

The Laura Cycle Trail links the Ilm Valley Cycle Route in Weimar with the Unstrut Cycle Route near Sömmerda over a distance of 46 km through Weimar and the Weimar and Sömmerda region. A large part of the route runs along the former…

  • Start: Weimar
  • Ziel: Schallenburg
  • Schwierigkeitsgrad: Medium
  • Wegelänge: 46 km
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Thuringia has numerous attractive, high quality cycling tracks to meet all the different demands of cyclists. They can enjoy tours through a multitude of lovely landscapes along the rivers Werra, Saale, Unstrut or Ilm with little or medium difficulty. The more ambitious cyclists follow the Rennsteig Cycle Trail, running almost parallel to the famous hiking trail through the Thuringain Forest.

Less strenuous are the well-made cycle paths through Thuringia's plains and hills, for example the cycle path Thuringian Chain-of-Towns Cycle Trail. Many tracks lead not only through lovely landscapes but also through picturesque villages and historic towns and pass touristic attractions. Cyclists should make sure to plan enough breaks not only to rest but also for interesting discoveries.  

Plan a tour with the bicycle route planner

Plan a tour with the bicycle route planner

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